Is a home inspection necessary when buying a home?
Trying to save money on a home inspection is like trying to save money on car maintenance by not changing your oil. The little bit that you save up front could potentially cost you thousands later. Don't think just because you're buying a newer home or condo that you can skip this very important step.
A good home inspector will not label a home as pass or fail. His job is to identify issues with the home so you can make informed decisions. Every home will have issues, but being able to know what is important and what is cosmetic will keep a transaction moving forward. Remember, just like there's no perfect spouse, there's no prefect house. Expecting a 50 year old home, to be in the same condition as new construction is just not reality.
I attend every home inspection with my buyers so we can clarify any questions we may have with the inspector, and the buyer can make an informed decision on how they want to proceed. Feel free to reach out to me if you're looking to buy a home soon.
Make it a great day.